These DIY Lummi sticks are so easy to make and part of a fabulous tradition. Lummi sticks are instruments that are named after the Lummi Native American people. They are cylindrical sticks, usually roughly 7 inches long and 0.75 inches in diameter. They are often used to teach children about rhythm as a first method of making music but also a long standing tradition in scouting. I had a set that I made when I was a Brownie. We performed at the mall once as a whole troop and it was my first time on stage. We made them with our troop and they not only loved the craft but the finished masterpieces as well.
I had the hardware store cut the pieces for me then I sanded them for the girls. They painted them with Apple Barrel acrylic paints then I coated them with Outdoor Mod Podge.
It’s always so amazing to see how unique each girl is when they paint and craft.
They also added their signature using our troop stamp from Expressionery on fabric then stitched to their bags.
The troop has made up darling routines with their lummi sticks. It makes my heart so happy. There are lots of other great scouting ideas as a part of the Craft Lightning Scouting Series. While we had our basket of Modge Podge out, the girls opted to make new journals for the upcoming year too. You can find out all about these HERE.
Here are lots of other great projects from bloggers participating in Craft Lightning’s Scouting Series…
Let’s start with this darling washi tape flower pot by the fabulous Albion Gould (who is a superb member of my Laura Kelly Design Team!!!).
These paracord zipper pulls are fantastic. Carla Schauer is sharing the tutorial over on her blog!
The Scrappy Chick has some superb painted rocks with some great inspiration on her blog.
Karen Marie for Dragonfly and Lilypads created these decorative masterpieces with nature. Check them out for sure.
The bottle cap bows over on Artsty Fartsy Mama are the best. I totally LOVE them!
Check out this emergency camping snack idea from Waving My Wand! It is super fun.
This scavenger hunt bag and free printable activity from Angie (a co-host) on Country Chic Cottage is perfect.
Carolina is sharing a great way to paint with kids and teach the color wheel over on 30 Minute Crafts.
Check back tomorrow for MORE Scout ideas and fun things to do with kids.
Cheers to All Things Scouts,